|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||1 Mar 1941||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 149)|
|Launched||29 May 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Jul 1943||Oblt. Hans-Dietrich Wilke|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Decommissioned on 24 August 1944 at La Pallice and laid up in the U-boat pen as the boat was unseaworthy due to battle damage.
Captured by French forces in May 1945.
Post war information (see more post-war boats):
Attacks on this boat and other events
14 Aug 1944
A Canadian Wellington (Sqdn 407/E) was shot down on the Brest - La Pallice route.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-766 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 3 emblem entries for this boat. See the emblem page for this boat or view emblems individually below.
Aircraft shot down